You should probably know that every time kids hold a smartphone or tablet, then there is a huge chance some minor to major accident will happen. I can still clearly remember when the last time my kids dropped its device accidentally and completely broke the display. If you have a similar case like me, then this is where the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition will be your best solution. This device feature of a similar specification like its base model, but carrying lot better extra protection surrounded it. Amazon also packs it with decent kid’s games and streaming contents which cost you a lot if you buy it separately.
For under 100 dollars, I won’t give much complaint about everything here considering we don’t really have a good competitor at the same price point. We see a lot of difference options at this price level, but none of them are fully designed for kids or manage to handle some abuses. Well, if you have not spent your money, then I suggest you to take a look at it. Let’s see how it works on us and that is what we are going to talk about on this article. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
Case and Looks
The overall design looks pretty similar to its base model, but now has equipped with some kind of rough and durable case. The case itself is available in variant different color options included the red, blue, and even pink one. Its material unit looks pretty decent in my opinion and should hold of bump and drop without any problem. I think it’s created from rubberized or foam material and becomes the biggest selling point here. Removing the case is not easy and will need you to use some power. I am pretty sure they would not be able to remove it and should never be a problem.
As the result of its big case covered the tablet, the overall weight and dimension are slightly bigger here. With the case one, its weight for around 13.8 ounces compared to only 10.4 ounces when it’s off. However, carrying it with single hand is not a big problem considering the weight is already pretty light on this case. In term of features, you will get of access through the micro SD slot, a headphone jack, power and volume buttons and micro USB port for charging the battery.back to menu ↑
User Interface and Parental Controls
I am pretty surprised to see Amazon completely redone the UI to make it more suitable for children. I guess they take this matter very seriously because I see the device sells like a hotcake in the market. Here, they offer of three different kinds of user’s profile which will get of advantage for what kind of contents of your children should get of access. The Child and Teen profiles for the example are given limited access to see the books or apps they can use here. The web browsing app itself is fully limited to some appropriate content and there is no way for them to access something inappropriate.
Another worth feature mentioning here is the Parental Control. This feature is basically a control system where you are allowed to adjust of the content, password, filter, and even the right time for your children to use the tablet. The feature is pretty useful considering you are given a totally access to adjust everything you want. Adjusting everything could be tough, but you would somehow learn how to do everything after a while. You are not going to find a similar feature on its competitors.
|Amazon Fire 7 HD Kids Edition||Main Specs|
|CPU||Mediatek 8127 Quad Core 1.3 GHz|
|Graphics||Mali GPU Integrated Card|
|Display Size||7 Inch HD|
|OS||Android 5.1 Lollipop (Upgradable Later)|
|Memory||1GB DDR3 Memory|
Software and Performance
The Fire OS runs at the top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. This Android version is quite old considering we are going to see the 9.0 OS version for later. But, as long as you are stick with at least Android 5.0, you won’t have any problem in matter of apps selection here. The Google Play Store and other Google apps are still not available, but you have of Amazon Store as the alternative which is not bad although I prefer the Google one here. I don’t hear they will upgrade the OS for later and I guess just never expect to see its coming here.
In term of performance, you have of Mediatek quad core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and 1GB of RAM as the companion. The specification is quite demanding especially just for kids who don’t really care about high performance stuff. The 8GB storage is limited, but the storage is expandable through the micro SD slot. Accessing the content and playing the device for nonstop will give you around 7 hours and 45 minutes. The battery life is decent, but you at least need to charge it twice a day for some heavy usages.back to menu ↑
There is nothing really special about the Fire 7 HD Kids edition except it has rougher case and lot of free contents inside. But hey, it’s just 100 dollars and people will afford it easily without any problem. Yeah, the price becomes the biggest selling point here and with all of stuff inside, you find users rarely to make a complaint. Sadly, we don’t really have a good competitor or comparison even until now. I guess this is the only option you have right now. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. Thank you very much for reading the article and mind leaving some comments for further assistance regarding the article.